If you’ve been on any of the community social media groups lately, you may have noticed a name that keeps cropping up: Ilana Lindenblatt Kanovsky. A seasoned pediatric occupational therapist, Kanovsky has emerged as the local celebrity go-to person who has this incredible knack for
Imagine this scenario — You are on vacation in Israel for Pesach. Over Chol Hamoed, you hear a close relative has passed away in the U.S. and you need to get back home for the levaya. Who can you contact to get a ride to Ben Gurion airport — to get an immediate service with no extra reservation
Solomon Bitton has championed the advantages of municipal bonds for over two and a half decades, making a particularly strong case for them in today’s volatile economic environment. The Jewish Link spoke with him recently to learn about his background as well as to receive a primer in municipal bonds vs. various other investment
(Courtesy of Yonatees) Jeff Bridges, whom you might know as The Dude, in conversation about his spiritual life, once said: “People talk about being seekers, searching for meaning, happiness, whatever. I think of myself as a finder, because I find all these things right around me.”
I confess that English literature was not my favorite subject in college. But one quote from William Shakespeare has always stuck with me. In Timon of Athens, Act I, scene I, he wrote, “‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.” A simple explanation is this: making a one-time donation to charity is to
Before we get to today’s topic, here’s a shout-out and a big thank you to David Max, a reader of this publication – and of my column, obviously – who has a sharp eye. In last month’s column on IT careers, I discussed the alarmingly increasing rate of layoffs in the IT sector, offering data and citing my source. Problem
In a previous series, I laid out a five-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a productivity blueprint and subsequently into a book. (See my bio for how to access it.) This post dives deeper into the third of the five steps, doing tasks for maximal productivity.
It was only a decade ago when we were all excited about the rare convergence of the holidays of Chanukah and Thanksgiving, which many referred to as “Thanksgivukkah.” According to Wikipedia, the term “Thanksgivukkah” was trademarked by Dana Gitell, a Boston-area resident along with her sister-in-law, Deborah Gitell. This weekend we
Investing can feel like a bit of a mystery—I find this to be ironically true in today’s age of information.
In the past, accessing information about investing wasn’t easy because it wasn’t readily available. In the early 90s when I first started learning about investing at the age of 10, there
Every now and then comes a story where people take the concept of tikkun olam to a whole new level. BLISS Hotline is the latest one to come along and it just might leave the rest of us gasping in awe at the brilliance of it, which seems so obvious on the surface but is, in fact, layered in complex richness and generosity of
Tamara Levin grew up in Los Angeles and currently resides in Teaneck with her husband and two sons. She is the executive director at The Idea School in Tenafly, New Jersey. Since Levin was young she has always loved projects that involve having to use creativity to present ideas. Flash forward to 2020, and she
(Courtesy of YU) As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local, national and global businesses continue to struggle. Aware of and dedicated to its mission of tikkun olam (repairing the world), Yeshiva University’s Innovation Lab has initiated a new program that offers free support and expertise to local small